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Drum wont turn

I have a Whirlpool LER5620KQ1 Dryer. I push the start button and the motor just hums. I have taken the dryer apart and the rollers seem to be fine and nothing seems to be binding. I took the belt off the motor and hit the staart button and it works just fine. Is the motor just gotten so weak that it wont turn the drum?

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Yes the start whinding shot,,,replace motor..

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